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At Stepping Stones Day Nursery, we offer your child home cooked, healthy and nutritious meals on a daily basis. This includes breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks in between. All of our meals are prepared and cooked on site by our experienced chef Janine.
Janine is highly passionate about food and loves to be involved in new ideas for our menus. She works daily in our fully equipped on site kitchen providing meals from scratch including homemade breads, fish goujons, roast dinners and more, Janine is also an amazing baker and enjoys creating new dishes and tasty treats for us to try. Our weekly food menu is displayed in each of our nurseries and is rotated on a three weekly basis offering a Summer and Winter menus. We believe that introducing children to experience foods from different cultures and background to ensure this widens their experiences of the world around them and enhances those taste buds.
We can cater for any preferences and dietary requirements that your child may have and are always on hand to help and support introducing new foods and textures. We ask that parents inform us of any requirements during their child's settling in sessions.
Milk and water are provided to the children with their meals and throughout the day.
Children play a large part in meal times. We encourage the children to set the table for lunch and clear away after themselves learning those all-important life skills. Manners are a huge part of meal times and these are role modelled by the practitioners throughout. Children use ceramic plates and knives and forks as they would at home or in a restaurant, it is important to trust our children with these items so that they understand they need to take care of their belongings. Children’s self-serve their own meals and socialise around the table with one another.
We are proud to say that Stepping Stones have a 5 star food hygiene rating which is the highest achievable. We have yearly inspections to check we are complying with all food hygiene rules and regulations.
My daughter really loves this nursery and is thriving there. I have had some home troubles while she has been attending and the nursery staff have all been really understanding, helpful and supportive. I found the progress reports really easy to understand and follow and was able to discuss points where I felt there were differences between home and nursery, and resolve issues around them. My daughter never wants to come home at the end of the day and I think that says it all for me really.